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Why I had to turn down Band Aid

Saying no to Bob Geldof is one of the hardest decisions I have had to make this year. However, seeing what looked like the corpse of an African woman being carried out of her home on primetime TV when the video was premiered on X Factor crystallised my concerns about this strategy to combat the …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics | GQ

Best of GQ<p>His personal life is in shambles, Robert Mueller looms large, and it's never been trickier to be the president's son.<p>By Julia Ioffe2 days agoView More<p>NBA Draft<p>From <i>Black Panther</i>-inspired scarves to shorts suits, check out the most stylish dudes of the night right here.<p>8 Photos7 hours …

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Watch: A 2-Minute Animated History Of Arts And Crafts

It’s more than just glitter and Popsicle sticks.<p>Long before the term got co-opted by summer camp sessions filled with friendship bracelets and Popsicle stick boxes, Arts and Crafts represented a major movement in the history of design. It’s influential enough, in fact, to be chronicled, along with …

The Mayor and the Comfort Women

A few days ago, two South Korean women, both in their eighties, cancelled a meeting with Toru Hashimoto, the mayor of Osaka. They had asked to speak with him more than a year ago, but now, the timing seemed not only wrong but painful: “We don’t need to be trampled on again,” the women, Kim Bok-dong …

The Ultimate ‘Office’ Blooper Video

<i>The Office</i> ended its nine-season run last night, and now its fans are wondering what they’ll do without the Dunder Mifflin gang in their lives. Never …

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The Design That Conquered Google

Google used to divine good design through data. Fred Gilbert, the lead designer of Google’s social products, says that when he joined the company in 2006, as an intern, and again in 2007, as a designer for Google Maps, “You had to pass tech interviews and be a good front-end coder to be a designer …

Is good grammar still important? http://gu.com/p/3fmnf/tw The inaugural Bad Grammar award has gone to a group of academics for an open letter in which they criticised education secretary Michael Gove. Are we too hung up on the correct use of language? Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Details of surveys underpinning Michael Gove's assertion in Mail on Sunday re teenagers' lack of historical knowledge - a Freedom of Information request to Department for Education

Dear Department for Education,<p>In the Mail on Sunday, 23 March 2013, the Secretary of State, Michael Gove, wrote:<p>"Survey after survey has revealed …

Please, stop trying to solve the Women’s Vote problem by banging on about childcare

Flicking through my diary this morning, I came across something I’d scrawled as ‘All the Tory ladies’ without further explanation. It turned out to be one of those drinks events for people in Parliament who happen to be women, presumably where we all stand around and talk about how great/terrible …

“The Great Gatsby”: Try Again, Old Sport

It would be fun not to know that Baz Luhrmann’s new movie is an adaptation, not to have read the book that it’s an adaptation of, not to bother comparing the movie to its source or evaluating its fidelity to or imaginative reinterpretation of the novel, but simply to watch “The Great Gatsby” as a …

Our Hunger for the Obscene Details

A section of the Web site of the Cleveland <i>Plain Dealer</i> devoted to coverage of this week’s dramatic rescue of three Cleveland women from years of captivity by a sadistic abuser has a link to frequently asked questions: “What is happening now?” “Who are the victims?” “Who is the suspect?” “What was …

The right to be appalling

WHEN Chris Hampton, a civil-rights activist who now works in New York, first came across the Westboro Baptist Church, it was a life-changing moment. …

Where not to be a mother

THE most dangerous day of a child’s life is the day it enters the world—irrespective of where it is born. More than a million children a year die on …

A brewing fight

EARLIER this year, when a lawsuit accused Anheuser-Busch of selling watered-down beer, it caused only a minor buzz. America’s biggest breweries have …

Heliocentric America

THIS week's print edition includes a look at the changing trajectory of the American recovery. From 2007 to 2011 many of the extreme points in …

Rwanda genocide 20 years on: 'We live with those who killed our families. We are told they're sorry, but are they?' http://gu.com/p/3fkqt/tw Nearly 20 years after the Rwandan genocide, Chris McGreal returns to Kibuye to meet the few Tutsis who survived – and some of the killers they are forced to live with as neighbours Photograph: Andy Hall for the Observer

How Cameron’s only black adviser was ‘frozen out,’ by his ‘friend’…

The <i>Daily Telegraph</i> has an interesting splash tomorrow. Its headline reads: ‘Shaun Bailey, the Prime Minister’s only black aide, was ‘frozen out by David Cameron’s clique’. It quotes a ‘friend of’ Mr Bailey, a Hammersmith candidate once given the prime warm-up slot to Cameron in the Tory conference. …

Crime, corruption and sadism? No, the real Sweden is stunning - as I have discovered

I am on my first ever visit to Sweden and enjoying it greatly. My idea of this country had recently become rather confused. I used to picture it as a social democratic paradise, a tolerant, law-abiding welfare state in which everyone was a good and caring citizen. But then came the <i>Wallander</i> …